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Administration and Faculty
A remarkable strength of Franklin Academy resides in the experienced leadership group that created the school and has managed every aspect of the school’s endeavors from the very beginning. These administrators spent an entire year using experience, theory, and ingenuity to plan a truly unique and outstanding college preparatory program, specifically designed from the ground up for students with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Asperger's Syndrome. Then they guided the school through its successful opening, directed the institution to fiscal self-sufficiency, and secured accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Collectively, their talents, wisdom, and decisions are making a huge difference on behalf of our students.
Without a doubt, the most important responsibility of Franklin Academy’s management team is the recruitment, training, and retention of a dedicated group of teachers. The school seeks veteran educators and young professionals who share a passion for serving students with learning differences. We value creativity and collaboration, abundant energy and high professional standards, compassion and commitment, flexibility, initiative, and, of course, a great sense of humor! While we will only consider candidates who demonstrate solid competency in a particular subject area, we place a priority on teachers who are able to deliver the school’s competency-based curriculum and who are eager to embrace the full life of this "round-the-clock" boarding school community.
Franklin Academy employs one full-time professional educator for every two students on campus, and we submit that this superb ratio is a prerequisite for fulfilling the school’s mission to serve students with NLD, ASD, and AS. Our faculty average almost 16 years in the profession. Seventy-three percent of the staff have advanced degrees, and the remainder are enrolled in graduate school courses. Meet our faculty and staff here.
For an in-depth look at Franklin Academy's faculty, we invite you to view the following video slideshow that focuses on our teachers and teams. In addition, we have provided a downloadable pdf roster of our current staff of educators.
If you have one minute more, please also take a look at our video slideshow about A Champion for Every Student.
Finally, if you are the parent of a prospective student or a candidate for a teaching position at our school, you might be interested to hear the headmaster's perspective regarding the importance of our work at Franklin Academy.